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    any word can replace "questions"?

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    Any word can replace either of the "questions" in my sentence?

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    Students would practice the questions on the exercise sheet, and ask me questions.

    Thanks

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    Re: any word can replace "questions"?

    Quote Originally Posted by uktous View Post
    Hi,

    Question:
    Any word can replace either of the "questions" in my sentence?

    Sentence:

    Students would practice the questions on the exercise sheet, and ask me questions.

    Thanks
    Students would practice interrogative sentences in the exercise sheet and then make questions about it.

    Students would practice interrogative sentences in the exercise sheet and ask me for help.

    Students would practice interrogative sentences in the exercise sheet and demand my assistance.


    PS Not a native speaker

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    Re: any word can replace "questions"?

    Quote Originally Posted by uktous View Post
    Hi,

    Question:
    Can any word replace either of the "questions" in my sentence? I suggest that you pay attention to correct English question grammar.

    Sentence:
    Students would practice the questions on the exercise sheet, and ask me questions.

    Thanks
    "interrogative sentences" is not a suitable substitute for either of the "questions".

    First of all, no native speaker would say "interrogative sentences".
    Secondly, the "questions" (the first "questions") will not necessarily be asking you anything. Some may require you to solve or complete something.

    Students would practice (answering)(solving)(completing) the (questions)(problems)(exercises) on the.......

    I wouldn't change the second "questions".
    Last edited by 2006; 18-Jan-2010 at 06:27. Reason: correct spelling typo

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    Re: any word can replace "questions"?

    Quote Originally Posted by uktous View Post
    Hi,

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    Any word can replace either of the "questions" in my sentence?

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    Students would practice the questions on the exercise sheet, and ask me questions.

    Thanks
    ***NOT A TEACHER***The other posters gave me some good ideas. So I offer this humble suggestion: Students will answer the items on the exercise sheet, and then ask me questions. Thank you.

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    Re: any word can replace "questions"?

    Quote Originally Posted by 2006 View Post


    "interrogative sentences" is not a suitable substitute for either of the "questions".

    First of all, no native speaker would say "interrogative sentences".
    Secondly, the "questions" (the first "questions") will not necessarily be asking you anything. Some may require you to solve or complete something.

    Students would practice (answering)(solving)(completing) the (questions)(problems)(exercises) on the.......

    I wouldn't change the second "questions".
    As I understand it 'practice the questions on the exercise sheet' is not clear by itself. I guessed there was a small possibility the OP was talking about exercises related to interrogative sentences. If that was not the case, of course the OP would not accept the suggestion.

    Furthermore, although I am not a native speaker, this thread had been in the queue for a long time without any answer - so I thought answering something would bring some native speakers attention to it.

    Finally I understand the expression 'interrogative sentence' is not used by native speakers in everyday English. However, I wonder whether this expression is technically used in grammar and for English teaching purposes. I have seen this expression in many ESL books. For instance: "Change the affirmative sentences to interrogative ones."

    In the context above, is there another expression for 'interrogative sentences'?

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    Re: any word can replace "questions"?

    Quote Originally Posted by ymnisky View Post
    As I understand it 'practice the questions on the exercise sheet' is not clear by itself. I guessed there was a small possibility the OP was talking about exercises related to interrogative sentences. If that was not the case, of course the OP would not accept the suggestion.

    Furthermore, although I am not a native speaker, this thread had been in the queue for a long time without any answer - so I thought answering something would bring some native speakers attention to it.

    Finally I understand the expression 'interrogative sentence' is not used by native speakers in everyday English. However, I wonder whether this expression is technically used in grammar and for English teaching purposes. I have seen this expression in many ESL books. For instance: "Change the affirmative sentences to interrogative ones."

    In the context above, is there another expression for 'interrogative sentences'?
    The term "interrogative sentences" is used in ESL.

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    Re: any word can replace "questions"?

    What I meant but perhaps didn't make sufficiently clear is that no native speaker would use "interrogative sentences" to replace "questions" in the original post.

    Obviously "interrogative sentences" is used in ESL.

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